Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal – BBC Sport


Tottenham’s new signing Lucas Moura could make his first appearance for two months on Saturday


Tottenham’s £23m signing Lucas Moura is in contention to make his debut against Arsenal in the early Saturday kick-off.

Toby Alderweireld, Harry Winks and Danny Rose all returned from long-term injuries to play in the midweek FA Cup win over Newport County.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is a doubt for the game, having been substituted with a calf injury during the win over Everton last week.

Danny Welbeck could be fit, while Nacho Monreal has recovered from illness.


Steve Bower: “The added spice to the North London derby mix is the Champions League chase, and the first Wembley meeting in almost 25 years since a Tony Adams goal won an FA Cup semi-final for Arsenal.

“How the Gunners could do with a defensive leader anywhere near the mould of their former skipper for this one. Their issues away from home won’t go away- beaten six times already and winless in their last 15 league games on the road against the rest of the ‘big six’.

“Aside from the bragging rights, three points would be hugely significant. If Arsenal win they move a point behind Spurs; lose and they are seven behind and facing what might be an impossible challenge.”

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